Wheelchair Camping for the Modern Adventurer

Wheelchair Camping for the Modern Adventurer

When I lost the use of my legs, I thought I had also lost the wilderness in my life.  With a concentrated effort of creativity and flexibility, along with a good dose of humility, I found my way back into camping again.  After years of experimentation and adaptation, I finally found a set-up that works for me. 

America the Beautiful: National Parks Access Pass

America the Beautiful: National Parks Access Pass

For an outdoor enthusiast like myself, the allure of a National Park is hard to resist. The National Park Service preserves natural, cultural, and historical sites all across the United States. Some of the most breathtaking landscapes are within these park boundaries. Thankfully, the National Park Service has taken it upon themselves to offer a FREE lifetime pass for US Citizens that have a permanent disability. It allows you to be admitted for FREE to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites.

Rider Spotlight (Kids’ Edition): Ollie

Rider Spotlight (Kids’ Edition): Ollie

We were also interested in the fact that the GRIT Freedom Chair offers good cardiovascular exercise. Aside from physical therapy, walking on the treadmill, and the occasional wheelchair racing event, a kid with CP typically doesn’t get enough opportunities to burn off as much energy as he needs to.

Rider Spotlight: Maggie Deery

Rider Spotlight: Maggie Deery

When you are disabled you have limitations, but I know that for me I’ve surpassed so many limitations by challenging myself and doing things I never thought would be possible and going outside the boundaries.

For Everything There Is a Season

For Everything There Is a Season

The great thing about the outdoors is that no matter what time of the year it is, there is always something to do. Sometimes you have to adapt to the weather or the temperature in order to properly enjoy things, though. Luckily, my GRIT Freedom Chair is a versatile, all terrain wheelchair. It allows me to enjoy all types of activities no matter what the seasons throw at me.

Rider Spotlight: Helen Sabo

Rider Spotlight: Helen Sabo

"It’s been such a mood lifter to be able to be outside . . . I went to the park and there were several areas where there were lips or drops and it didn’t slow me down at all."